Squirrel catapult

Old 04-18-21, 09:13 AM
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Squirrel catapult

Just saw this video on youtube showing a squirrel launcher
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNltR4iCRCA) and was wondering if anyone has built one
and would be willing to share plans, design for it....

Old 04-18-21, 11:58 AM
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I don't have plans for one. I just wanted to thank you for the entertainment.
Old 04-18-21, 03:14 PM
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As much as I love animals, I had to laugh at that one!
Old 04-18-21, 03:28 PM
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I suspect there is somebody on the other side of the fence that pulled the rope on queue. Nothing that basic could do that without micro switches, electronics, and some sort of power source. (Hydraulic, electric, or air)
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there is a string release in the video just kind of hard to see probably could make a mechanical release but it may be hard to do, way more squirrel catapults on you tube than I ever imagined.
Old 04-19-21, 10:43 AM
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Thanks everyone for your responses and glad you enjoyed it.. we all need a few chuckles (good clean ones where no one gets hurt or feels insulted ) these days. I saw the string as well, and even though I am retired I don't envision my wife allowing me to sit around with a string in my hand for any extended period of time.
Take Care
Stay Safe
and as Red Skeleton always used to close his shows with.
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Well on the contrary you could use a snap action switch that's set to ounces of weight or even grams in some cases in order to open or close the circuit and that would nice if it was placed well into the center of the pad so the critter is launched safely unlike most sunfish that decide to bite on my monster trout line...

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